World Lit Featuring Githa Hariharan

Writer. Editor. Activist. These are just some of the few labels associated with Githa Hariharan. Her body of work features highly acclaimed fiction and non-fiction work that engage with political issues in some way or the other. An astute political commentator, she also writes commentary on socio-political and feminist issues, as well as on Indian solidarity with Palestine. For more on this Delhi-based author and her work, see www.githahariharan.com. Join her for an invigorating evening of discourse.

This session will be moderated by T. Sasitharan, Director of the Intercultural Theatre Institute.

Event venue: Living Room
Registration Link: https://wl-githahariharan.eventbrite.sg
Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2015-04-02 06:44
Event end date: 2015-04-02 06:44
Custom Event Date(s): 2 Apr 2015
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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About Githa Hariharan
Githa Hariharan was born in Coimbatore, India, and grew up in Bombay and Manila. She is currently based in New Delhi. Githa Hariharan's published work includes novels, short stories, essays, newspaper articles and columns. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book in 1993. Her new book is a collection of her own essays, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places (2014). Hariharan's fiction has been translated into a number of languages including French, Italian, Spanish, and German.

About T. Sasitharan
Sasi is Director of the Intercultural Theatre Institute, formerly the Theatre Training & Research Programme (TTRP). Together with the late Kuo Pao Kun, he established TTRP in 2000. He was Artistic Director of The Substation (1996-2000), and theatre and visual arts critic with The Straits Times (1988-1996). Sasi has been an actor/performer and producer in local theatre for 35 Years He writes and lectures on art, theatre and culture. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion, Singapore's highest prize for artistic achievement in 2012.

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World Lit Workshop: How To Pitch and Write A Fashion Story with Dana Thomas

New York Times bestselling author and career journalist Dana Thomas will host a workshop on how to pitch and write a fashion story. Dana will explain how to take an initial idea, craft it into a smart strong pitch, tackle the reporting, write a strong lead, structure the story and tie it up with a “kicker." She’ll explore the difference between short pieces and long form, and explain the editing and fact-checking process. And she’ll discuss the reality of the fashion industry today. Bring your ideas and questions with you and be prepared to write.

Don’t miss the session of World Lit on 20 March 2015 as Thomas discusses the unheard stories of fashion giants - John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, in her new book Gods and Kings. Click here to find out more.   

Event venue: Council Room
Buy Link: http://www.bytes.sg/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=672
Event price: $50
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Concession: $30

Event start date: 2015-03-21 22:44
Event end date: 2015-03-21 22:44
Custom Event Date(s): 21 Mar 2015
Custom Event Time(s): 10am - 1pm
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About Dana Thomas
Dana Thomas began her career writing for the Style section of the Washington Post and served as Newsweek's European culture and fashion correspondent for fifteen years. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and was the European editor of Condé Nast Portfolio. She is a contributing editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre. She lives in Paris.

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World Lit Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Kosal Khiev

Presented by The Arts House and Singapore Writers Festival

World Lit is a regular programme by The Arts House which features writers from around the world and provides a platform for them to discuss their critically acclaimed works, and interact with local readers.

Join poet, tattoo artist and survivor of the US prison system, Kosal Khiev in this poetry workshop where participants will be able to transform their poetry to performance. What follows will be a series of writing exercises dealing with our feelings and memories of home, work, and your social surroundings. During the workshop participants will be asked to reach back into their past, pull from their present lives and possibly reimagine a new future.

Event venue: Council Room
Event Price Information:

$15; $10 (Concession for students,senior citizens and NSFs) 

Event start date: 2015-03-05 22:44
Event end date: 2015-03-05 22:44
Custom Event Date(s): 5 Mar 2015
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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About Kosal Khiev
Kosal Khiev is a poet, tattoo artist, and survivor of the US prison system. Born in a Thai refugee camp, Kosal's family fled to the U.S in 1981. As a result of his deportation, Kosal currently lives as an exiled American in Phnom Penh where he continues to share his story and art. The documentary “Cambodian Son” featuring his story and journey from prisoner to world class poet is currently released and won the “Best Documentary Award” at the 2014 CAAMFest in San Francisco.

Romain Puértolas was born the first day of 1975 in Montpellier (France). Aware of the fleeting nature of life, he decides to live several of them in one. He becomes language teacher, translator-interpreter, music composer, DJ turntablist, cleaner of slot machines, airlines ground steward, and police inspector. He moved 31 times in 38 years. The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe, his first novel published (but 8th written) was released in France in 2013. It was translated in 35 languages, won the Great Jules Verne Prize 2014 and audiobook of the year in 2014. The author is currently working on the movie adaptation. His new novelThe Little Girl Who Swallowed A Cloud As Big As The Eiffel Tower was released in January 2015 in France.

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World Lit Featuring Dana Thomas

Galliano and McQueen – forever renowned couture names, thanks to two working class British boys who shook fashion to its core. In her new book Gods and Kings, fashion and culture journalist Dana Thomas tells the story of John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, who with their daring and deeply seductive designs, moved from the raucous art and club scene of London to the old-school heart of French couture. Thomas, who witnessed their arrival in Paris and interviewed more than 100 people close to both designers, presents their lives in rich detail. Highlighting the similarities and differences in their temperament, charisma and style, she explores both their individual talent and the changing nature of fashion over the 80s, 90s and noughties.  

Don’t miss this session of World Lit as Thomas discusses the unheard stories of Galliano and McQueen, and the relentless world of couture.

This event is co-presented with Penguin Books Singapore.

Event venue: Living Room
Registration Link: http://wl-danathomas.eventbrite.sg
Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2015-03-20 06:44
Event end date: 2015-03-20 06:44
Custom Event Date(s): 20 Mar 2015
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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Fashion Writing Workshop
Join Dana as she shares the insider tips on how to pitch and write a fashion story with a “kicker." Thomas will also discuss the reality of today’s fashion industry. Click here for more info.

About Dana Thomas
Dana Thomas began her career writing for the Style section of the Washington Post and served as Newsweek's European culture and fashion correspondent for fifteen years. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and was the European editor of Condé Nast Portfolio. She is a contributing editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre. She lives in Paris.

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World Lit Featuring Romain Puertolas

Presented by The Arts House and Singapore Writers Festival

World Lit is a regular programme by The Arts House which features writers from around the world and provides a platform for them to discuss their critically acclaimed works, and interact with local readers.

Meet the author of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe about a fakir’s journey from a small village in India to Paris in search of a new bed of nails. Find out more about the inspiration behind the book from author Romain Puértolas a former French border guard investigating illegal immigration networks in France.  

This event is made possible by Institut Français de Singapour, as part of the month of Francophonie in Singapore

Event venue: Living Room
Registration Link: wl-romainpuertolas.eventbrite.sg
Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2015-03-04 06:44
Event end date: 2015-03-04 06:44
Custom Event Date(s): 4 Mar 2015
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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About Romain Puértolas
Romain Puértolas was born the first day of 1975 in Montpellier (France). Aware of the fleeting nature of life, he decides to live several of them in one. He becomes language teacher, translator-interpreter, music composer, DJ turntablist, cleaner of slot machines, airlines ground steward, and police inspector. He moved 31 times in 38 years. The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe, his first novel published (but 8th written) was released in France in 2013. It was translated in 35 languages, won the Great Jules Verne Prize 2014 and audiobook of the year in 2014. The author is currently working on the movie adaptation. His new novel The Little Girl Who Swallowed A Cloud As Big As The Eiffel Tower was released in January 2015 in France.

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